Whether you’ve been too busy with endless responsibilities to devote yourself to a proper skincare routine or you simply feel like some relaxation and stress detoxification is in order, it’s the perfect time to rethink your old habits and start forming some new, healthier ones that will help you escape the chaos of modern day life and restore your peace and serenity. No matter where you are, there are still some practices you can borrow from the world’s self-care capitals and include them in your own routine to restore the health of your body and improve your overall wellbeing.
Steam rooms and saunas
Stemming from the centuries-old Scandinavian traditions, saunas and steam rooms can now be found almost anywhere in the world. Although they are both well-known for being the perfect place for full body and mind relaxation, they also have many benefits that are rarely mentioned and often disregarded. Apart from reducing stress and relieving post-workout tension, the steam promotes healthy blood flow, opens up the pores and encourages the production of sweat, all of which makes for the ideal skin treatment that provides you with a healthy glow and a radiant complexion.
While steam has numerous benefits for your health, as well as your beauty, when it’s combined with eucalyptus, the results are truly incredible. Apart from combating colds and respiratory infections in the most effective way, regular eucalyptus showers will awaken your senses and clear your mind, thus helping you de-stress and relax, but they will also tighten your pores and draw out liquids, helping you maintain an impeccable complexion. So, grab a bouquet of eucalyptus, attach it to your shower head and feel the healing powers of this natural remedy restore your health and overall wellness.
Luxurious spa treatments
Every woman in the world admires and slightly envies Asian women for their flawless skin and seemingly ageless complexion. Striving for that youthful radiance, it’s no wonder that women from all corners of the globe come to Hong Kong, among other major Asian cities, in search of the perfect treatment that will revitalize their pores and provide them with the best pampering experience of their life. So why not take a page out of their book and look into some luxurious spa treatments, from relaxing massages and rejuvenating facials to traditional Chinese treatments, such as cupping and scraping. Whichever treatment you opt for, you’ll undoubtedly get pampered in the spirit of ancient Asian traditions aimed at preserving your youth, beauty and overall wellbeing.
Los Angeles has become one of the most popular destinations in the world for holistic healing practices that focus not only on the consequences and the end result but also on the cause of the problems, targeting your entire body and mind to help you relax and heal from the inside out. From medical facials and acupuncture to Reiki, chakra healing and even magnetic field therapy, LA’s holistic wellness centers are saturated with luxurious treatments that are carefully crafted with mind and body health and a greater sense of wellbeing in mind.
Mindful yoga practices
While yoga practices are becoming increasingly popular with each passing year, the UK has seen a sudden surge in demand for healing yoga with notable figures such as Meghan Markle openly speaking about their daily practices and the benefits of mindful yoga. This led to the creation of some the most incredible yoga studios hiding amongst the bustling streets of London that put a greater focus on this incredibly important skill we all need in our lives. From relaxing classes targeted at beginners who want to familiarize themselves with this wonderful practice to Ashtanga and even Kundalini yoga, London is filled with wonderful yoga classes that relax you and relieve you of stress, while clearing your mind, bettering your health and improving your overall quality of life.
All of the abovementioned healing practices make for the perfect addition to your everyday wellness routine. Whether you decide to visit a luxurious spa once a week or simply take a calming aromatic shower at the end of a long day, do your best to treat yourself with an occasional pampering session, and both your body and your mind will be eternally grateful.